Raise A Glass | Exhibition Manchester

From the founders of Peter Street’s famous, family-run coffee house and aperitive bar, Haunt, comes an exciting new venue bringing an assortment of internationally-inspired flavours to one of the city’s most buzzy avenues. Introducing, Exhibition. 

A focal point for the curious and the cultured, the enormous space, which takes residence within Manchester’s former Natural History Museum, the historic St Georges House, curates a selection of Northern England’s very best chefs, as well as skilled mixologists, local artists, musicians and more, all under one roof. 

Boasting more than 6,000sqft of space, featuring three kitchens, two lavishly designed bars and exhibition space, whereby local creatives will be encouraged to showcase their work, the palatial bar and eatery provides an unparalleled locale for socialising and entertainment seven days a week.

Dissimilar to other food hall concepts found dotted across the metropolis, Exhibition’s dining area offers guests the choice of three different menus, each carefully created by a trio of award-winning restauranteurs. Serving small plates in addition to sizeable sharing platters, filled with meticulously presented seasonal elements, gastronomes should expect a magnificent dining experience to rival all others found UK-wide.

Endeavouring to quench the thirst of all who drop in, each of the bars will stock a selection of speciality wines along with a medley of local beers, including our very own tank-brewed lager - the only place in Manchester you can find our tank beer, we might add. Those who seek something fruitier with a liquor base will find a plentiful offering of cocktails and premium spirits, with one of the two bars concentrated on delivering an ever-changing ‘Spirt of the Season’ menu, celebrating seasonality. 

As the evenings draw in, the atmosphere of the venue changes. Its remarkable interior begins to reverberate to the sound of up to 400 patrons, dancing and merrymaking to the beat of some of Manchester’s most renowned DJs and entertainers. The expansive walls soak up the warm ambient lighting from the industrial light fittings, highlighting its quirky and unique characteristics, providing the perfect setting to wind down after work or throughout the weekend.  

Joining the likes of Neopolitan pizzeria, Rudy’s, Manchester’s first bohemian beer cellar, Albert Schloss, and contemporary fusion restaurant, Peter Street Kitchen, Exhibition is in good company and perfectly suited to match the quality offered by venues along the vibrant thoroughfare. 

If you’re looking to discover your new favourite hang-out spot, you couldn’t go far wrong with Exhibition. Head to Exhibition’s Instagram page below for more details. 

Instagram: @exhibition.mcr